It's in the back corner of my mom's house, the neighbors that have moved in had to add fill dirt (she's only 15' above sea level) plus some other things. Am trying to figure out a fix for this. She's had people try, they put tar down but it didn't help. It's unincorporated so county doesn't maintain the ditches much, am wondering if there's a way to put in a drain bed out to the ditch, ideally with a small pump inside that'd come on when water levels rise? Unfortunately her electrical and phone lines are underground across the back or I'd think of renting a bobcat and just removing dirt, angling it downward towards back yard. Any ideas here?